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Safety Tips for Outdoor Workouts

七月 1, 2020

Safety Tips for Outdoor WorkoutsSince the coronavirus pandemic hit, many of us began outdoor exercise sessions in the springtime. Summer outdoor workouts are also a great way to benefit from open space, fresh air and a change of scenery. But with summer comes more heat, humidity, sunshine, storms, and bugs. Benefits of outdoor sweat sessions outweigh these challenges, so they shouldn’t necessarily derail your exercise, but be aware of risks, and prepare and take proper precautions to stay safe. Being smart can keep you feeling good and enjoying exercise outside. Whether you’re running, cycling, inline skating, swimming or taking on boot camp, keep in mind the following safety tips for outdoor workouts. Safety Tips for Outdoor Workouts

  1. Check weather conditions – Note the temperature, humidity level and real-feel temperature before you go, and plan accordingly. Check the wind, air quality and chance of storms, all of which you can easily see on your phone.
  2. Avoid afternoon sessions – It’s usually hottest in the afternoons, and temperatures drop after sunset. If possible, exercise in the early morning or at night.
  3. Be visible – Summer days are longer, so you should have adequate daylight. But if you go out early before sunrise,

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Cross Training in Summer

六月 24, 2020

Cross Training in SummerSummer is an ideal time to mix up your workouts and take advantage of outdoor activities. Plus, this year, due to COVID-19, gyms may have more limited offerings, and individuals have varying levels of comfort returning to health club workouts. So use this present opportunity to be intentional about cross training in summer. Of course, cross training mustn’t be limited to a single season, but is best if practiced year-round. Whether you accomplish this through home workouts or at the gym, cross training is essentially varying your workouts so that you’re not doing the same thing, each session, for months. Benefits of cross training include:

  • Better overall fitness (cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility)
  • Reduced likelihood of injuries and overuse syndrome
  • Greater motivation
  • Enhanced adherence
It’s as simple as continuing to do some of your favorite workouts, finding new activities, trying new equipment and keeping an open mind and flexible attitude. You don’t have to force yourself to do activities you don’t like; but by cross training in summer, you expand possibilities for exercise. Cross Training in Summer
  1. Keep doing some of your favorites. If you’re a runner,

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